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What could cause an elderly lady to go to the bathroom every few minutes?

What could cause an elderly lady to go to the bathroom every few minutes?

First R/O infection: This could be age related changes but one needs to rule out urine infection esp if this is a new symptom. Medications need to be reviewed because Some medications can can also cause this. As you age bladder capacity decreases and ability to postpone voiding decreases.
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Please answer! What would cause an elderly lady to go to the bathroom every few minutes?

Please answer! What would cause an elderly lady to go to the bathroom every few minutes?

Many reasons: Medications especially diuretics. Diabetes. Bladder infection. Overactive bladder. Overflow bladder. Constipation. Dementia. Take her to see her Family Doc or Geriatrician for evaluation & treatment as appropriate. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause an elderly lady to go to the bathroom every few minutes?

Is there anything that can cause an elderly lady to go to the bathroom every few minutes?

OAB or UTI: Urinary frequency can be caused by a urinary tract infection which should be ruled out first. If the urine is clean the next diagnosis to consider is over active bladder: the bladder looses it elasticity with age and contracts with minimal amount of urine. ...Read more

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What temperature is unsafe for an elderly frail lady to be outside?

What temperature is unsafe for an elderly frail lady to be outside?

No number: It doesn't depend on the number it depends on the person. Everybody tolerates heat/cold different. Have a plan to remove the person to a controlled environment. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause an elderly lady to start wobbling around without control of how she walks?

Is there anything that can cause an elderly lady to start wobbling around without control of how she walks?

Need evaluation asap: Stroke, tumor, fluid in brain, medications, change of blood flow, aging, chemical imbalance, arthritis and illicit drug may cause the change of walking balance. This person would need prompt evaluation to prevent long term complication and disability. ...Read more

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How often should an elderly lady have a shower and is there any thing the lady carer washing her should look out for.

How often should an elderly lady have a shower and is there any thing the lady carer washing her should look out for.

Depends: The elderly may not need to take a shower every day. The minimum is at least once per week and more depending on her activity level and bodily functions including sweat production and skin condition. Advise daily gentle wipes/cleaning of the sweat gland areas, armpits, groin, under breasts, face. Make sure the HHA is checking for skin tears, sores, lacerations rashes. Fix shower area with stool. ...Read more

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I am a female in my twenties and anytime I go I the bathroom my lower right side hurts & continues to do so afterwards. No burning or anything?

I am a female in my twenties and anytime I go I the bathroom my lower right side hurts & continues to do so afterwards. No burning or anything?

Pain: You should be evaluated with a complete history, exam and some lab tests. It is possibly a urinary tract infection or an ovarian cyst on that side. At any rate, it is not normal to have this symptom. ...Read more

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How many times a day is going to the bathroom too much for female?

Input equals output: What you drink should equal what you urinate. If you are urinating every hour or more, it stings, you feel an urgency to go and/or it smells different-see your physician for possible bladder infection. ...Read more

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40 yr old female, frequent urgent diarrhea. I can't get to the bathroom in time.

40 yr old female, frequent urgent diarrhea. I can't get to the bathroom in time.

Urgent exam: This may be colitis, IBS, intestinal infection, or tumor in your colon- call for an expert (GI) opinion today. ...Read more

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I need someone to watch my elderly mom. Do I need to get a cna or will a neighbor lady be ok?

I need someone to watch my elderly mom. Do I need to get a cna or will a neighbor lady be ok?

Depends: Lots of variables. What kind of issues does your mom have? How healthy is your neighbor? Is this just temporary? Or are you looking for a long-term solution? What if something is broken or missing from house - how will you feel if it was your neighbor? At least w/hired help, they should be bonded (insured). Plus they have more training. Discuss this w/other family members. ...Read more

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I am a female who received oral sex from a male partner last tuesday. When I went to use the bathroom I felt burning which lasted for several days.

I am a female who received oral sex from a male partner last tuesday. When I went to use the bathroom I felt burning which lasted for several days.

See your provider: While oral sex is generally safe, the human mouth contains numerous bacteria. It is possible you developed a bacterial vaginal or urinary infection. This can be easily treated but it would be helpful for you to see your provider for vaginal cultures, urinalysis, and urine culture. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Can loss of one important long term memory with full recovery of the same upon pointing out the loss in a healthy elderly lady be due to ministroke?

Can loss of one important long term memory with full recovery of the same upon pointing out the loss in a healthy elderly lady be due to ministroke?

Unlikely: Mini stroke can affect memory but requires many not one. A form of dementia called multi infarction dementia. Remember the brain is the fabric of our persona. If enough events occur can alter us permanently. If you are worried suggest seeing physician diagnostic studies can be performed. Key is prevention ...Read more

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Is going to bathroom on average 8 times a day bad for a female. I drink about 2-4 cups of water a day but on rare days it's 5-6.I don't go at night.?

Is going to bathroom on average 8 times a day bad for a female. I drink about 2-4 cups of water a day but on rare days it's 5-6.I don't go at night.?

Likely ok: While diabetes, urinary tract infections & some other illnesses can cause frequent urination, your urinary patterns sound normal. Vit c & soda can increase urinary frequency as well. If you're having pain, or don't feel like you're fully emptying your bladder, or if you're still concerned, please see your pcp. You do need to try & increase your water intake to about 8 glasses per day. ...Read more

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I'm a 72 old female, I wake up every 2 hrs at night, I have to go to bathroom, is that normal? I have type 2 diabetes

I'm a 72 old female, I wake up every 2 hrs at night, I have to go to bathroom, is that normal? I have type 2 diabetes

You: You did not state that you have diabetes. A common cause for frequent urination at night is simply bladder problems unrelated to diabetes. An overactive bladder is one name for this.
If the amount you urinate is often just a little or if you often have to go just a few moments after you urinated, that strongly suggests a bladder problem not diabetes.
In any case, urine and blood testing should provide further information to answer the question and to tell whether infection is playing a part.
It is not normal to have to urinate this frequently. So get this checked out. Hopefully you will enjoy better sleep. ...Read more

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Had 3 drinks last night over 5 hours. 23yo female. I spent 6 hours throughout last night in the bathroom being violently sick, diarrhoea and shakes.

Had 3 drinks last night over 5 hours. 23yo female. I spent 6 hours throughout last night in the bathroom being violently sick, diarrhoea and shakes.

Not related: It is unusual to get such a violent reaction from having 3 drinks. Shaking and diarrhea are not usually associated with a hangover. You more likely had a case a food poisoning or a case of viral infection. If problem continues or worsens, see doctor. ...Read more

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I have an elderly neighbor lady that is losing hair really bad, what could be causing it?

I have an elderly neighbor lady that is losing hair really bad, what could be causing it?

Hair loss: Ask your neighbor to see her doctor about a possible hormonal problem or other problem that can be causing her hair loss. ...Read more

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Went to the bathroom 3 etimes today with rectal bleeding. I have had rectal itching also. I'm 32 female.

Went to the bathroom 3 etimes today with rectal bleeding. I have had rectal itching also. I'm 32 female.

Bleeding: It sounds most like hemorrhoids or an anal fissure, but you should probably get it looked at by your doctor to make sure. Those things are relatively harmless, but other things that can cause rectal bleeding are not. Best of luck! ...Read more

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19, female. I can't hold my urine the past few days. Sometimes I can't make it to the bathroom in time. Tiny amount of blood in discharge lately too.

19, female. I can't hold my urine the past few days. Sometimes I can't make it to the bathroom in time. Tiny amount of blood in discharge lately too.

Possible UTI: You should see your dr or urgent care for a urinalysis--could be due to a bladder infection. They can also do a gyn exam if the urine is clean. ...Read more

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My stomach seems to hurt more/make me have go to the bathroom when I lay on my back? Why? I'm 19 female.

My stomach seems to hurt more/make me have go to the bathroom when I lay on my back? Why? I'm 19 female.

GE Reflux: Many people experience an increase in discomfort related to their gastroesophageal reflux when lying flat on their back. The worst times are usually the hour after you eat a snack or meal. If antacids such as Tums (calcium carbonate) or Rolaids aren't helping the symptoms, you may need to see a doctor and discuss if you need an H2 blocker or proton pump inhibitor-type of medicine to reduce acid production fir relief ...Read more

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I accidentaly left semen on the toilet paper in bathroom. Right after me bathroom was used by a woman who used the toilet paper. Can she get pregnant?

I accidentaly left semen on the toilet paper in bathroom. Right after me bathroom was used by a woman who used the toilet paper. Can she get pregnant?

Seems very unlikely: First, If you ejaculated semen somewhere please clean the area so that no one has to come into contact with your semen. Second, you should be more careful. That is very gross, impolite and unsanitary. Third, hopefully the other person noticed there was semen on the toilet paper before touching herself with it. ...Read more

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I urinate a lot. I wake up every two hours to use the bathroom. I'm a 22 year old female and I've been tested for a UTI but it was negative.?

I urinate a lot. I wake up every two hours to use the bathroom. I'm a 22 year old female and I've been tested for a UTI but it was negative.?

Urinary Frequency: UTI is ony one of the possible causes of frequency. Inability to concertrate urine or protein in your urine related to a kidney problem may be the issue. Vaginal discharge or infections can cause it. Diabetes or elevated blood sugar can cause it. Most of these can be diagnosed with a complete exam, urinalysis and cultures. ...Read more

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I am 27 year old female. Received period on Tuesday. On saturday I passes some tissue with little blood in bathroom. Now I have large blood clots?

I am 27 year old female. Received period on Tuesday. On saturday I passes some tissue with little blood in bathroom. Now I have large blood clots?

See your doc: It is possible the tissue is the uterine lining, but also may be having a miscarriage. See your doc for an evaluation ...Read more

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92 new to nursing home. Pvt room but share bathroom with woman with c diff. Aides dump commode contents in my toilet and touch stuff there with gloves?

92 new to nursing home. Pvt room but share bathroom with woman with c diff. Aides dump commode contents in my toilet and touch stuff there with gloves?

Inappropriate: If what you relate is correct, would first discuss with director of nh, and then with state agency regulating nursing homes. You are at risk of being infected. ...Read more

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